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Old 19-05-2012, 04:00 AM   #41
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Just bought the Tannoy 501a's and I couldn't be happier for mixing EDM with them.

Mind you, I could not afford a sub, so I picked the ones that were the best all around quality by themselves without an external subwoofer. I compared them to the KRK rockit powered 5's, Mackie MR5'S, and some Yamaha HS50M's. Now, I probably would have gone with the Yamaha's and combined them with a really nice Yamaha sub, If i could afford that... The yamaha's pick up where every monitor i've heard leaves off in that they have a very true response and an all-around uncolored sound. The yamahas themselves completely isolate the highs and mids perfectly, and after listening to them combined with the sub, I felt like it would be so easy to mix properly with that set-up. Like you could really get what you wanted out of the different frequencies easy and fast. That being said, lack of money forced me to go with the Tannoy's. But it wasn't a loss at all. I narrowed it down based on overall uncolored sound to the Tannoys and Mackies, planning to one day upgrade to a set-up with an external subwoofer. The Tannoys to me sounded great while not over-coloring or anything like that. Plus, when combined with an external sub, I felt that the Tannoy's sounded clearer and easier to "understand". But that's just what is important to me as an amateur producer. I'm no expert and certainly don't claim to be, but I do listen to a lot of music and know what I like to hear.

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Old 20-05-2012, 04:38 AM   #42
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Sooo is anyone will to find me a article on what all the numbers and things mean for the monitors? Like OHM, resonant frequencies etc....

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Old 22-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #43
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so what sort of wizardry needs to be done to DIY a ceiling cloud?
Depends on the size of your room. In my room (12x15x8), I have a 3'x8'x4" cloud above the mixing position. I can get away with the smaller one cause I have a TON of bass trapping.

Basically, the bigger the better. Build a frame from 1"x4"s cover the front with breathable fabric (if you can breathe through it it will work) and fill it with your choice of material. The top 4 materials would be:

1: Rigid fiberglass. Moderatly expensive but a dream to work with. Quite effective.

2: Fluffy fiberglass. Cheapest and most effective at lower frequencies. WORST TO WORK WITH! ITCHY!

3: Rockwool. Can be expensive depending on where you live. Better to work with. Very effective.

4: Acoustic foam. Most expensive. Better for mids and highs, not very good at lower frequencies. super easy to work with.

My cloud is a combo of fluffy and rigid fiberglass.

Get some hooks, and hang the sucker up with heavy duty anchors. boom

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Old 23-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #44
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Re: The studio Monitors Thread

A couple of quick things come to mind (I'll write something a bit more comprehensive later...)

Don't just limit all your acoustic treatment to thin foam panels: you'll kill the highs and high mids and hear nothing but bass.

Don't think of your budget for monitors as your budget for monitors, think of it as your budget for your monitoring environment: speakers + acoustic treatment. In my old space, I wouldn't even have bothered with monitors <$500, great 'phones were a better option.

You don't always have to get caught up in the complete symmetry thing. If your listening position between the monitors is in the centre of one axis of the room, you can get a lot of peaks and troughs there; sometimes it might be beneficial to move off-centre and improve the frequency balance at the expense of the accuracy of stereo imaging. The Studio SOS in the Feb '12 Sound on Sound discusses this. I'll post the link once the article is free.

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Old 23-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #45
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A couple of quick things come to mind (I'll write something a bit more comprehensive later...)

Don't just limit all your acoustic treatment to thin foam panels: you'll kill the highs and high mids and hear nothing but bass.

Don't think of your budget for monitors as your budget for monitors, think of it as your budget for your monitoring environment: speakers + acoustic treatment. In my old space, I wouldn't even have bothered with monitors <$500, great 'phones were a better option.

You don't always have to get caught up in the complete symmetry thing. If your listening position between the monitors is in the centre of one axis of the room, you can get a lot of peaks and troughs there; sometimes it might be beneficial to move off-centre and improve the frequency balance at the expense of the accuracy of stereo imaging. The Studio SOS in the Feb '12 Sound on Sound discusses this. I'll post the link once the article is free.

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The majority of my budget went to my acoustic treatment. With the money I spent, I could have gone with 8 inch Genelecs.
Instead, I have a huge load of bass trapping, Yahmahas and KRK's. The bass in my room is super tight.

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Old 23-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #46
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Im going to start an acoustic treatment thread.

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Old 25-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #47
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Im going to start an acoustic treatment thread.
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Old 25-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #48
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Old 28-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #49
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Just got hold of a pair of KRK VXT8's............ I must say they are QUITE brilliant.... low end is superr tight will probably add review in there soon

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Old 30-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #50
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This thread helped me out considerably, been searching for new monitors for about a month now.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #51
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I own Yamaha HS80's, KRK VXT6, KRK Rokit8, KRK Rokit5, and have some friends with M-audio BX8's and Genelec 8240...

I stand by the HS80's every time. The VXT's are good and the Genlecs are incredible, but the yammys take the cake over the krk's.

Genelecs are a bit to pricey for me...

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:40 AM   #52
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I own Yamaha HS80's, KRK VXT6, KRK Rokit8, KRK Rokit5, and have some friends with M-audio BX8's and Genelec 8240...

I stand by the HS80's every time. The VXT's are good and the Genlecs are incredible, but the yammys take the cake over the krk's.

Genelecs are a bit to pricey for me...
Really man? The VXT's and the HS80's aren't even in the same category.... I would give it to the VXT's hands down

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Old 03-06-2012, 03:10 AM   #53
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the KRK's are hyped a bit. They are more clear, but also hyped.

Yamaha's are flatter, but they don't have as much clarity.

I check my stuff on the KRK's but for the most part, the HS80's translate great.

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #54
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the KRK's are hyped a bit. They are more clear, but also hyped.

Yamaha's are flatter, but they don't have as much clarity.

I check my stuff on the KRK's but for the most part, the HS80's translate great.
Wierd.... for some reason the stuff from the KRK's translate quite well for me

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:01 AM   #55
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have you used the yamahas?

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I've really found that as much as the technical matters so does the experience with the monitors! Since changing my setup I've felt pretty strange mixing on something new for the first time in about 5 years. EVERYTHING sounds good, and pretty convinced I'm fooling myself. Soon I'll have the two sets of speakers ive always wanted next to each other, but for now space doesn't allow it.

The point I was trying to make though is that of course "better" speakers sound "better" but I did some great mixes on my (ZERO BASS) ns-10m's with a miss matched sub, because I'd heard years worth of music I liked on them and knew right where things needed to be. Not that those are sub par monitors, but I wouldnt recommend them to anyone as their FIRST monitors. Feel free to go down the ns-10 rabbit hole if you haven't already. My advice to just about anyone would be- save your money, and then some, and do your research. But really, go listen to them. Everytime I go test stuff out I strongly consider, or end up getting a different thing. And then once you've got whatever you've got, listen to eeeeeeeevvvveeeerrryyythhhhiiiinnnggg on them forever, until you're numb to however they sound.

Then listen to your mixes on some laptop speakers. And iPod headphones. And beats. And your friends car stereo. And your dads hi-fi.

I'm gonna have to get a pair of krk's just to fit in soon. And more coffee.

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thinkin bout the mackies,
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Old 16-06-2012, 01:46 AM   #58
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Hi guys! im using the Se electronic EGG monitors , legendary sound , they helped my ass by mixing and ive been so far inlove with theese monitors ! I do have an apogee ensemble too , in mather of fact , i could wank of to my own studio rather then real porn! LOL but hell yeah im really happy with my equipment!
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Anyone else have Mackie Mr5's?
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